Gilfillan Family History

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Gilfillan Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Faoláin ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Faolán’ (see Whelan).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Gilliland, Gillian, Gilsenan, Gilligan, Kilgallon, Kilcullen, Gilpin

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Gilfillan Family Origin

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Gilfillan Family Occupations

What did your Gilfillan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gilfillan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Gilfillan's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilfillan. A less common occupation for the Gilfillan family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gilfillan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gilfillan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Gilfillan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilfillan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilfillan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Gilfillan. For the veterans among your Gilfillan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilfillan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilfillan lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gilfillan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gilfillan in 1958 was 80, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilfillan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilfillan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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